Woman killed in household gas blast in northwest Russia

Woman killed in household gas blast in northwest Russia

Six people injured and one killed in a household gas blast in the northwestern Russian city of Vologda, a spokesperson for the regional emergencies service department said on Sunday, TASS reports.

"A household gas blast has taken place," the source said. "Seven people were reported to be injured, one woman died in an ambulance vehicle. About 30 residents were evacuated."

"No fire followed, but ceiling collapsed, and the building was damaged," he added.

According to a source in the city’s rescue service, the blast-hit apartment was destroyed, and another one was seriously damaged. Experts and equipment will arrive from St. Petersburg to assess whether the building can be repaired.

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